The project brings a series of digital projections into the heart of Bathurst, lighting up the city’s beautiful built heritage and creating spaces for playful interactions. The installations feature a mix of colour, light, and stories that reflect the unique identity of Bathurst: past, present, and future.
The work reflects on the evolution of place & time in Bathurst, from dreamtime motifs, Wiradyuri ‘place names’ and symbols, to the arrival of western mechanised time and forms of historical documentation and the different manifestations of wealth and power (of which the Courthouse building itself is one). We worked with local Wiradyuri elders and community groups in the realisation of this piece – the soundscape integrates percussion from the local Makillop Girls High, choir performance from Bathurst’s Panorama Chorus, and guitar by local composer Aaron Hopper.
The first launch festival included a number of additional activations around town, laneways and empty shopfronts & windows were canvases for interactive installations reflecting in different ways on Bathurst’s history.
A particular highlight for us was working with the Holtermann Collection recently digitised by the State Library of NSW, and the incredible support we received from local community groups, schools and artists.
This Bicentennial initiative was commissioned by Bathurst Regional Council through Bathurst 200.
Thanks to Leif Wilson, Anna Fraser, Mike Daly, Olivia Ciok and Gary Sinclair for their contributions to the success of this project. And we love the video below by David Roma Photography capturing our Courthouse Timescape in full HD glory.